Personal visits to prisons begin from 10 July

From July 10, personal visits to prisons will be re-introduced in correctional centres across Queensland. Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, there will be some changes. Visits will look different than prior to the pandemic with mandatory health and safety measures in place for visitors, including: ...

New correctional officers help keep North Queensland communities safe

Eighteen new Custodial Correctional Officers joined the ranks of Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) yesterday on completion of a training program in Townsville. Commissioner Peter Martin, APM congratulated the graduates of the Custodial Officer Entry Level Program (COEP) for their hard work and commitment to keeping Queensland...

Townsville Correctional Complex review released

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) today released the outcomes of an independent review into the Townsville Correctional Complex. Commissioner Peter Martin APM today travelled to Townsville to speak personally to the officers at the Townsville Correctional Complex about the conclusions and recommendations of the report, which was...

Prisoner absconded from Townsville Correctional Centre (Male Farm)

Police and Corrective Services officers are looking for prisoner Daryl McLennan who absconded from Townsville Correctional Centre (Male Farm) early this morning. He is serving 4 years 8 months for enter dwelling without violence or threats. If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444...

Officers injured Capricornia Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a two custodial correctional officers were injured yesterday afternoon whilst interacting with a prisoner at Capricornia Correctional Centre. Around 12.50pm, a prisoner was causing a disturbance and spilled water on the floor of the unit from a...

Officer assaulted at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a custodial correctional officer was injured this afternoon by a prisoner at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre. Around 12:30pm, an agitated prisoner approached an officer at the unit’s officers station and threw a cup of hot water at...

Officers assaulted and disturbance at Townsville Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm two custodial correctional officers were injured yesterday afternoon by a prisoner at Townsville Correctional Centre. Around 3.30pm, two prisoners in a secure unit started throwing property and causing damage to the officer station. The centre was put...

Officer assaulted at Woodford Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a custodial correctional officer was injured yesterday afternoon after being approached by a prisoner at Woodford Correctional Centre today. The prisoner approached the officer after he failed to comply with a direction and struck an officer in...

Reporting near Queensland prisons

Queensland Corrective Services would like to remind journalists and news crews that under Section 132 of the Corrections Act, it is an offence record or photograph Queensland Corrective Services’ facilities without the permission of the Commissioner. Our officers patrol the perimeters of our centres and have...

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